Bruce Purser Reserve, Kellyville
Bruce Purser Reserve, Kellyville is located on the corner of Commercial Road and Withers Road, opposite Centenary Park and adjacent to Rouse Hill High School.
The main playing field has been built to competition standard for AFL and cricket. Other facilities both turf and synthetic practice cricket wickets, public car-parking and an amenities building with canteen and change room facilities for sporting clubs. The reserve also has ample grassy and paved picnic and play areas.
The reserve encompasses various environmentally sensitive design features. Around the perimeter of the grassed and paved areas, the reserve blends into the surrounding bushland areas and bushland regeneration will continue to be an ongoing process. There is also a large dam which captures any rain and irrigation runoff water. Prior to entering the dam, much of the run off water is treated by aeration and infiltration as it runs along the open “swales” or run-off channels. Vegetation has also been chosen for these areas to promote nutrient removal from the runoff water. This water is recycled from the dam for irrigation purposes. Irrigation water is also supplemented from Sydney Water's recycled main water supply. We ask that the public does not enter the bushland regeneration areas or the water recycling dam.
One of the biggest challenges on this project was to remediate the site from its former use as a rubbish tip. Conducting this work under strict controls for safety and environmental protection whilst hampered by often long periods of wet weather added a degree of difficulty.
Please visit our new reserve. If driving, please enter off Withers Rd adjacent to the new Rouse Hill High School. If on foot, the best pedestrian access to the site is also at this main entrance or from the pathway at the corner of Withers Road and Commercial Road. A pathway also exists opposite the main entry to Centenary Park Reserve but please use care if crossing Commercial Road.
Please view our “before”, “during” and “after” photos.
Bruce Purser Reserve Photo Gallery
Bruce Purser Reserve Official Opening Gallery